A new era at the Co-op

There has been a Co-op shop on the High Street in Market Lavington for a long time.

We have seen it looking very old fashioned in Food shops before supermarkets. However, at Market Lavington Museum, we have evidence of it taking a leap into modern times in November 1975.

It must have been closed for re-furbishment and we have a leaflet announcing its re-opening as a supermarket on 27th November 1975,

Customers were being tempted back on opening day with the chance to buy a chicken for half price if they bought other groceries totalling £3 or more.

We will look inside the leaflet next time, when you can compare the prices with those of similar items today.

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